Federal authorities raided the Indiana home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle Tuesday morning. Russell Taylor, who headed a childhood fitness charity founded by Fogle, was arrested in April on child pornography charges. The warrant served at Fogle’s home is believed to be connected to that case.
WTHR reporter Steve Jefferson had photos of agents entering Fogle’s home today:
Russell Taylor, 43, was arrested on April 29 at his Indianapolis home, after authorities said they found evidence of child pornography. The police were tipped off by a woman who said she’d been exchanging sexual text messages with Taylor when he asked to see photos of young girls. He served as the executive director of Fogle’s Jared Foundation; after the arrest, Fogle told the local Fox affiliate the foundation had fired Taylor:
I was shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations against Mr. Taylor. Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor.
Police later said they recovered more than 400 pornographic recordings of children, including footage of children who had been secretly filmed in the bathrooms and bedrooms of Taylor’s home.Taylor reportedly attempted suicide in jail in early May and was placed on life support. He faces charges of production of child pornography and possession of child pornography.
Fogle has not been arrested or charged with any crime. The investigation at his home is still underway.
An earlier version of this post, following local news reports, said that Taylor was a relative of Fogle’s. He is not; we regret the error.
Jared Fogle in 2015. Screenshot via YouTube/Young Hollywood